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A Moms Guide to September Local Events


The moms guide to the happenings in San Diego for September! Did we miss any? Comment below to let us know! We hope you find this guide helpful as you plan out your September!

And be sure to check our specific post about Fall Vendor Fairs here!

Check here for the list of all FREE entries for kids in October so you can be prepared!

Check out our Fall Vendor Fairs post for more fun events!


The whole Month of September

What: Padres games

Where: 100 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

Details: Head to Petco Park to support your local Padres! Ticket prices vary. Check their website for more info. You don’t want to miss the game on the 11th

  • Compadres Kids Run the Bases
  • Compadres Kids Sunday Signings
  • Military Salute – Salute to Veterans
  • Theme Game: Sunday Funday
  • KidsFest supported by Hi-Chew

or the 25th

  • Military Appreciation Day
  • Compadres Kids Run the Bases
  • Compadres Kids Sunday Signings

September 2nd- 5th

What: US Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition

Where: B Street Cruise Ship Terminal Pier

When: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Saturday until 9:00 PM.

Details: $6-$35 Food truck, activites for the kids, sand sculptures and more!

September 3rd

What: Julian Grape Stomp

Where: Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr

When: 11Am to 7PM

Details: Adults 21 & Over – $15; Ages 6 to 20 $5; Ages 5 & under are Free

September 3rd- 5th

What: Festival of Sail

Where: Downtown Embarcadero

When: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Details: $5-$7. Enjoy the visiting ships and crew, kids petting zoo, kids craft activities, face painting, Tall ship cannon battles, a special 30 minute Festival of Sail bay cruise, beer garden, on stage entertainment, Naval reinactors, photo ops with Captain Sunny and Pirates, and 100’s of arts and craft vendors, plus a multitude of food options, and so much more!

September 7th – October 2nd

What: The Lion King on Broadway

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre

Details: Various show dates and times. Check website for ticket prices and more info.

September 7th- 11th

What: Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

Where: Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park

Details: Tickets, films and times are located on their website

September 10th- 15th

What: Fleet Week Sea and Air Parade

Where: San Diego Harbor – Broadway Pier San Diego, California 92101

When: 10AM- 4PM

September 16th – 18th

What: San Diego Bayfair

Where: 1404 Vacation Rd‎. San Diego, CA 92109 (Mission Bay and Beaches)

Details: Ticket and parking information found on the website. Don’t miss the action of these Thunderboat races!

September 17th

What: Mira Mesa Street Fair

Where: Mira Mesa Blvd. to New Salem St.

When: 10 AM to 5 PM

Details: Check their website for more info!

September 17th

What: San Diego Coastal Cleanup Day

Where: 100 cleanup sites all over San Diego county

When: 9AM- Noon

Details: Check their website for cleanup spots!

September 25- October 2ndsdrwnew

What: Restaurant Week

Where: With over 180 restaurants participating, you can go all over San Diego! Check their website to see if your favorite restaurant is part of it!

Prices: Vary. Between $10-$50

September 23rd

What: San Diego Festival of Beer

Where: On the Broadway Pier

When: 6- 10PM

Details: Live music, food, beer, and even a fundraiser! Check out all the details on their website.

September 23rd- 25th

What: Just between Friends 

Where: Scottish Rite Event Center, Mission Valley. 1895 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108

When: Various times on each day. Check website for times.

Details: Grab a free ticket on their website! Bring your big shopping bags and your BFF to this huge savings extravaganza.  You will find over 30,000 bargains of gently-used and new merchandise in over 10,000 square feet of sale space.

September 23rd- 25th

What: MCAS Miramar Air Show

Where: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

When: Starting at 8AM. There’s also a twilight show! Check website for times

Details: General admittance is free!

September 24th- 26th

What: Oceanside Harbor Days

Where: Oceanside Harbor

When: Fri-Sat 9AM- 6PM. Sunday from 9AM to 5PM

Details: Check out more for this free family event on their website

September 24th & 25th

What: Julian Apple Days

Where: 1150 Julian Orchard Dr, Julian, CA 92036

Details: Check their facebook page for times and events schedule

September 28th- October 2nd

What: San Diego International Film Festival

Where: Gaslamp Quarter and La Jolla

Details: Check website for ticket prices and schedule of events

September 29th – October 2nd

What: Fashion Week San Diego 2016

Where: 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037

When: 6:00 to 9:30 PM

Details: Tickets- Front Row VIP – $350 VIP – $200 GA – $100

September 30th – October 2nd

What: La Mesa Oktoberfest

Where: It’s spread out over nearly 6 City blocks in the La Mesa Village

When: Friday, 4:00 to 10:00 PM. Saturday, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Sunday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Details: Check out the schedule of events for this FREE event on their website!

September 30th – October 9th

What: Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Where: 1017 South Mollison Avenue. El Cajon, CA 92020

When: Friday, 4:00 to 10:00 PM. Saturday, 12:00 to 10:00 PM. Sunday, 12:00 to 9:00 PM.
Recurs every Sunday, Friday, Saturday

Details: Tickets are $5 for adults, under 21 & Active Military – Free

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